The BSA A7-A10 Forum

Bikes, Pictures, Stories & more => Chat, Offtopic, Meetings & Everything Else => Topic started by: Greybeard on 19.07. 2017 12:41

Title: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 19.07. 2017 12:41
I'm going to this camp. If I make it I hope to meet some of you there. I'll wear my forum tee-shirt so you can recognise me.
 *wave*
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: cyclobutch on 19.07. 2017 14:40
Have a good one. That is waaaaaaay too far N for my delicate disposition; gravy on chips and all that.
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 19.07. 2017 14:53
Have a good one. That is waaaaaaay too far N for my delicate disposition; gravy on chips and all that.

Setting off tomorrow; taking it in two steps, camping half way there. Same coming back on Sunday.

Paraphrasing Joey in Friends: Gravy; good! Chips; good! Gravy on chips; what's not to like!

For our colonist brethren, chips in the UK are French Fries. Our gravy is a meaty thickish sauce that normally accompanies roast beef etc..
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 19.07. 2017 15:14
Possibly amusing, possibly offensive. Read the replies from angry Americans!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lukebailey/scones-and-jizz?utm_term=.yc04WXXPB#.lkrVLqqb0
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Topdad on 19.07. 2017 16:27
Excellent GB  hope you enjoy the camp ,where is it this yr ?
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 19.07. 2017 17:06
Excellent GB  hope you enjoy the camp ,where is it this yr ?

West Yorkshire Branch Camp 2017
The Cross Keys, Old Snydale, WF7 6HB
21st to 23rd July
Camping is free!

Run out on Saturday through the rolling Yorkshire countryside to a place of interest.
Music Saturday evening.

Coming along Topdad?
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: cyclobutch on 20.07. 2017 08:53
I was at a Guzzi Club camp up in Settle only some weeks back (on my ex carabinieri T3 - 'Blue')  and that felt like a very long way. A guy from the Scottish branch got the long distance award which confused me - I'd figured we must almost have been in his garden.
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Topdad on 20.07. 2017 12:24
If only GB but got a family wedding ,deep joy . Rope... invited months ago about 300 people who we haven't a clue who they are so if you see me take it that I took a wrong turn looking for Frodsham!
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 21.07. 2017 15:20
I'm set up in the camping field. I've just come up to the pub to check my emails.
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 24.07. 2017 19:26
Me and the Beeza did a total of 341 miles betweeen last thursday and today. Not one problem! First kick starting! Still no oil leaks! Brakes tested frequently, especially in the large towns!! I now have a GPS that outputs the voice to ear-buds so I carry the gizmo in my jacket pocket connected to an auxiliary battery pack. Didn't require recharging for the whole trip!
I have some pictures from the weekend. If they are worth looking at I'll post them.

Couple of things:
As far as I know, only one other forum member was at the camp: BeezeGeezaUk, AKA Ray Jackson https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=15 (https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=15)
I was hoping that you local chaps would at least come along for a chat!  *sad2* Poor show!

My bike gets very uncomfortable; after about an hours riding I have to stop and let the blood flow back into my gluteus maximus, (idiot) and flex my spine. Ray Jackson was trying to get me interested in taking part in european camps but honestly I just couldn't face the pain! Ray says that before now he's ridden 700 miles continuous. I think the single saddle and relatively low seat on my Plunger means all of my weight is on the seat. It may be that a dual seat allows weight to be spread between bottom and feet. Got any thoughts on this problem?
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: ellis on 24.07. 2017 19:32
Diet springs to mind.    *yeah*

ELLIS
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 24.07. 2017 19:55
Diet springs to mind.    *yeah*

ELLIS

Harsh! But probably true!  *conf*
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: cyclobutch on 25.07. 2017 08:48
Dual seat on my s/arm isn't a whole lot better - but then I seem to suffer on most m/cycle seats. I have an AirHawk which does improve things somewhat and can be swapped from bike to bike. Fits OK on my sprung saddle Nimbus. Has the advantage of then giving me a bit more leg room to the pegs also.

If you look on line you'll see they ain't cheap mind. I think I've had mine over 10 years now though. I did find that you don't get the same feel of the rear wheel hooking up in the curves when tramping on with it, though you do get used to it. That probably doesn't count with sprung seats anyway though.
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 26.07. 2017 20:51
Photos from last weekend: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xZykmshWqfig1lmr1

Elvington Air Museum website: http://yorkshireairmuseum.org

A movie about an incident with a Victor bomber, as seen at Elvington: https://youtu.be/TGjPu6DPzWU
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: ellis on 26.07. 2017 21:45
Thanks Greybeard. The pictures were excellent and sunshine to go with it.    *beer*

ELLIS
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 26.07. 2017 22:51
Most of the pictures should have a caption but I don't see them using this Android tablet.
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 27.07. 2017 14:12
... I have an AirHawk which does improve things somewhat...
Just had a look on Amazon; they seem to be about £130. My bum thinks it's worth it but my wife does not!


I'm wondering about making my own soft cushion. Closed cell foam maybe?
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: dave55 on 27.07. 2017 14:52
Greybeard I can confirm a dual seat is no comfier either, what gives me some pain is the white piping around the seat just digs in where it touches you and feels like your sat on a steel rod.
What about a scooter or camping trailer innertube ? they have small wheels and you could inflate the tube a bit then sit on it and when you get where your going let the air out and stuff it in a bag out the way ? Would be a bit like the things they sell for sitting on when folk have bad piles etc only cheaper  *eek*
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: Greybeard on 27.07. 2017 15:59
Greybeard I can confirm a dual seat is no comfier either, what gives me some pain is the white piping around the seat just digs in where it touches you and feels like your sat on a steel rod.
Yikes!  *sad2*
Quote
What about a scooter or camping trailer innertube ?
Not a bad idea. I may give that a try.  *smile*
Title: Re: West Yorkshire BSAOC camp this weekend
Post by: WozzA on 28.07. 2017 00:40
Thank you Neil, enjoyed your piccies..  *wink2*